Michael obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree in 2014; Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2011, and admitted to the California State Bar in 2015. He was selected as the Head Delegate for the Model United Nations, an organization that travels nationwide for international relations and diplomacy, to debate current world issues. He also has 2 years of speech and debate.
His legal experience stems to both physical and financial injuries. He acted as associate counsel on workers compensation claims, handling medical liens, trials, disability issues, medical examiners, and negotiated settlements. He also has extensive experience in building construction. He acted as General Counsel for one of the largest contractors in Southern California (Lyle Parks, Jr.) and was Project Manager on many of the shopping center and strip mall developments. He has a vast understanding of AIA Contracts and documents, scheduling, change orders, management, scope of work, and meeting requirements. Michael also physically worked in the construction industry prior to becoming an attorney, as a laborer, foreman, and supervised employees.
Certifications and Achievements
Licensed with California State Bar
Certified Emergency Medical Technician
Certified in OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety
Certified New Mexico Technician (First responder to terrorist incidents, explosives, bombs)
Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution under the Dispute Resolution Programs Act
Certified Personal Trainer through the National Counsel of Certified Personal Trainers (“NCCPT”)
Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America